Out Of Tune
When I’m in places like this, I try to create an image that evokes what it might have been like to be there when all was well and life was vibrant. In this scene in the old auditorium, a teacher or gifted student could have been accompanying a soloist or the choir while the front seats were filled with students displaying various levels of interest. After the bell rung, they would have moved on to their next class. So, when they shuttered the building, why did they leave the piano?
A humorous moment did occur the day I was there. As I was setting up my tripod for this shot, I heard this “whoosh, whoosh, whoosh,” and looked up just in time to duck as an owl flew right over my head and through a window on the opposite side. Apparently, I had disturbed his favorite spot through that door behind the piano. So, I guess the building is still being appreciated.
—Jerry P. Park
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